Elmer is a favourite act amongst promoters and comedy audiences all over the world.
Deadpan, deliberate and downright funny, his twisted observations could only come
from a man with a compulsion to throw his keys in the river every time he goes
over a bridge.
based in Sweden, but performing regularly all over the world, Henrik makes frequent
visits to the UK - and is always well-received.
Although rarely seen or heard
on British broadcasting, Henrik is more than a little famous in his native Sweden,
with appearances on numerous programmes that it would be fairly pointless to list
here. He is currently working on a feature film, scheduled to be filmed in Sweden
over the autumn of 2006, and is always in demand all over Scandinavia.
August 2006 Henrik will take his first English-language solo show, 'The Sweirdish
Mind of Henrik Elmer', to the Edinburgh Fringe. The show was born after Henrik
had a great idea for a TV show and was looking for an unusual way to present it
to channel and comedy commissioners. It showcases his absurdism, his surreally
logical humour and his gift for quality writing.
Swede with masterful timing ... his control was masterful" - Three Weeks
downbeat and very funny ... an interesting vein of quirky humour" - Time
"uses uniquely twisted Nordic logic to produce an off-beat, but very
funny, set" - Chortle
"laid back and extremely funny ... cleverly
constructed gags" - BBC 7
"the crowd lapped up his humour like a
thirsty dog" - BBC Lincolnshire
"speaks far better English than most
of his British-born colleague" - The Guardian
Regular appearances and headline sets at comedy clubs across
the UK, including: Off The Kerb, Jongleurs, Mirth Control, Cosmic Comedy, Good
Sense Of Humour, Fluid Thinking, Buzz Comedy, Funny Bones Comedy (all booking
agencies); Up The Creek, Red Rose Comedy Club, Covent Garden Comedy Club, Banana
Cabaret, Hampstead Comedy Club, Hackney Empire, Downstairs at the King's Head,
Theatre Royal Stratford East, Bearcat Comedy Club, Amused Moose, Medium Rare (all
London); Krater (Brighton), Jesters (Bristol), Comedy Box (Bristol), Glee Club
(Birmingham and Cardiff), The Wharf (Cardiff), Hullaballoo Comedy Club (Swansea),
XS Malarkey (Manchester), Frog & Bucket (Manchester), The Stand (Glasgow and
Sweirdish Mind of Henrik Elmer" - Edinburgh Fringe 2006, Edinburgh Comedy
Radio and Writing Work
Numerous Swedish TV programmes that there's
little point listing here!